Oakland Athletics


BOSTON - In the top of the ninth inning, the bullpen door swung open in right field and, as is almost always the case when the Red Sox own a lead heading into the final inning, out trotted Koji Ue


BOSTON - The Red Sox pitching staff could only hold up for so long.


BOSTON -- Jon Lester is the Red Sox ace, and he looked every bit the part on Saturday afternoon.


The A's are off Thursday, but play the Red Sox next. So, ex-Sox outfielder Josh Reddick, now with Oakland, picked up his Pedey bobblehead Thursday at Fenway.


From Comcast SportsNetNEW YORK (AP) -- Free agent slugger Hideki Matsui retired Thursday from professional baseball, saying he is no longer able to perform at the level that made him a star in two